1/3 of Mexico Wants to Move to the United States


Fortunately Mexico is a small country of only 112 million people so we should have no trouble absorbing a mere 37 million people.

About six-in-ten Mexicans (61%) say they would not move to the U.S. even if they had the means and opportunity to do so. However, a sizable minority (35%) say they would move to the U.S. if they could, including 20% who say they would emigrate without authorization.

Three-in-ten Mexicans say they personally know someone who went to the U.S. but returned to Mexico because the person could not find work. About a quarter (27%) know someone who has been deported or detained by the U.S. government for immigration reasons in the last 12 months.

If you want to get a handle on how bill illegal immigration from south of the border is and how unlikely it is to go away any time soon without serious enforcement, consider that nearly a quarter of Mexico seems to know someone who was deported in the last year.

This is a huge problem that has been undercounted. If we don’t get serious about it, we will be Mexico. Interestingly though not all Mexicans are happy with the situation.

More than 11 million Mexicans live in the U.S., including about 6 million who are in the country illegally.1 Mexicans are divided on whether this is good or bad for their country; 44% say it is good for Mexico that many of its citizens live in the U.S., and an equal share say this is bad for Mexico.

We do need to look at ways to build on that attitude. The massive migration brings money to Mexico, but it also brings instability and the loss of a sizable percentage of the workforce. The border attracts the cartels. A truly closed off border with a wall that couldn’t be easily climbed over or bridged would help Mexico deal with its crime problem.

  • onecornpone

    Several months ago, as a spoof on my friends I wrote a comment advocating, with extensive argument, that we pay a stipend to the illegal aliens now in country stipulating they go back to MX to stay.

    I was shocked at how many people thought the idea had merit.

    • Liberty Gasbag

      Stay away frum mah wawmon!

      • HiPlainsDrifter

        That's no wawmon…that galts Internet CrackCornHo….

  • Toni_Pereira

    Move the southern border to Guatemala. Problem solved…

  • kasandra

    What I like is that our President today in Mexico had it that we're disrespecting Mexico's national sovereignty while over ten percent of Mexico's population
    has demonstrated it doesn't respect our's by coming here without any authorization whatsoever.

  • owmyballs

    Mexico doesn’t think its crime is a problem. Its government officials are the most successful criminals in the country. That’s why the drug cartels hire them.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Obama was adressing students in Mexico and stated something like the United States should
    not be exercising it's sovereignty over Mexico. What this means is that for La Raza they have
    a friend in Obama and California and for that matter the South West should be forgotten as
    part of America. This will have blowback and Obama is not only disloyal, he is a threat to
    the United States at home and abroad……………………..William

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Does anyone not yet realize what the ultimate plan is for immigration "reform" via "open borders" and its global implications? Here are some clues, and Washington is fully on board – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/10/the-intersect

    Mexicans – and many others – are encouraged by their leaders, as well as America's, to "come in", illegally or any other way. And this is no conspiracy theory!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • RebeccaJean

    And now Patrick Leahy is planning to propose an amendment to the immigration legislation that would "let gay Americans sponsor their foreign born partners for green cards, which confer permanent residency." If they can figure out a way to get something about gun control in there, they will have successfully merged the 3 issues that are currently near and dear to the liberal heart.

  • welldoneson

    In other news, 2/3 of the United States wants illegal Mexicans to Just. Flick. Off.

  • BLJ

    Build the wall and shoot to kill. I got no problem with any Mexcian who wants to come here legally. The thing is once you become an American citizen your allegiance is with the USA.

    Screw La Raza.